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At the ACMG meeting, Cynthia Morton said that several projects, including her team’s SEQaBOO study, are exploring the utility of genomic testing in newborn hearing screening.

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services is one of two partners in Acute Care Genomics, which is testing DNA from critically ill infants and kids across Australia.

The $649 NGS test screens for 193 disorders, can be ordered online, and is designed to supplement standard state newborn screening services. 

Wider Screen

Sema4 announces a new test to look for more diseases among newborn's genes, Technology Review reports.

The so-called ACT sheets are one pagers that guide doctors on what to do after receiving a genetic test results for a patient. 

This One Too, Please

Parents are lobbying for more states to add adrenoleukodystrophy to newborn genetic screening tests, NPR reports.

Last week, the company launched whole-genome sequencing of children for customers of its ViaCord cord blood and tissue banking business.

The investment bank, which maintained its $60 price target for the company's stock, said it is looking for signs of revenue acceleration.

Sequencing the genomes of newborns is still a contentious undertaking with technical and ethical hurdles, although for sick infants, it has been successful. 

PerkinElmer may be nearing an FDA submission for a panel based on technology from the University of Washington, amid a push for state-mandated screening programs.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.